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Air board votes to move forward with Virginia’s withdrawal from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2022 CONTACT Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 Richmond, Va. — Today, the seven-member citizen Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-1 (with 2 abstaining) to move forward with Virginia’s withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a

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Presence of Needle Ants in the Smoky Mountains Threatens Native Species

Invasive ants in the Smoky Mountains pose a threat to native species in the area.

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Inflation Reduction Act’s passage makes important progress, but opens old battles on new fronts

We thought it might be helpful to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly, and explain why we support the Inflation Reduction Act and why we are wholly committed to fighting the industry’s permitting wish list and any forced congressional approval of MVP.

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House passes Inflation Reduction Act, which will mean historic climate and energy investments, a huge victory for miners with black lung and more

The near final vote on the Inflation Reduction Act. (One more Republican would vote no before the final tally)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act, sending the bill containing many of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda priorities to

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Inflation Reduction Act passes the Senate with historic climate investments, permanent black lung excise tax extension, rural energy infrastructure and more

CONTACT: Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications, (847) 401-3633, molly@appvoices.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains many of the climate and energy investments that President Biden pushed for in his Build Back

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Appalachian Voices opposes permitting reform proposal by Sen. Manchin and Democratic leadership

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Residents of every Appalachian and environmental justice community deserve to benefit from climate policy, and we firmly oppose any approach by Congress that sacrifices frontline communities as part of a political bargain.

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Reconciliation package includes billions of dollars in climate spending

The climate investments included in this package are crucial and urgent. The reduction in carbon emissions they’ll lead to are badly needed, but they will also help the places that have powered the United States for generations finally reach their full economic potential.

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Trusting the movement during a moment of loss

The end of negotiations to include clean energy and climate spending in the reconciliation plan is a harsh blow, but we will continue to fight for a better future for Appalachia, and for our planet.

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In comments to utilities commission, Appalachian Voices explains how and where Duke’s carbon plan misses the mark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org Adrienne Underwood, (530) 919-2164, adrienne@psehealthyenergy.org Resource links Overall filing Appalachian Voices comments Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy report BOONE, NC — Today, Appalachian Voices submitted comments

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The Supreme Court decision is bad, but there’s still a lot we can do to fight climate change

The U.S. Supreme Court decision about the Environmental Protection Agency was a setback for climate progress. It’s now up to states, towns and utilities to tackle the climate crisis.

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